Fiasco

From the co-creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco is a narrative podcast that transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of America’s most pivotal historical events. Using original interviews with dozens of key players, host Leon Neyfakh brings to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present day. The new season of Fiasco goes deep on the AIDS epidemic in America, with a special focus on the early years of the crisis, when a diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. The eight-part series looks at the mystery and missteps around identifying and treating a new, contagious disease, and what it took to get the public - and the government - to care.The complete 8-episode season of Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

53:18 2022-06-30
Episode 3: A debate rages in San Francisco over whether or not to close the city’s famous bathhouses, as government officials and gay rights advocates weigh the implications for civil liberties and public health. You can find a list of books, articles, ...
49:17 2022-06-30
Episode 2: As the AIDS crisis worsens, gay men in New York City improvise a response, forming alliances and drawing battle lines. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.From the creators of Sl...
49:49 2022-06-30
Episode 1: How doctors and scientists responded to the arrival of a strange and terrifying new disease. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS ...
1:45 2022-03-04
The new season of Fiasco — the story of the AIDS crisis in America — is now available to stream in full on Audible. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information....
52:29 2020-10-29
How the 2000 presidential election was distilled and decided in a case called Bush v. Gore.For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3kITyLO Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on A...
46:00 2020-10-27
How Democrats and Republicans hoped for the best and planned for the worst as the Florida recount remained undecided weeks after election day.For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit....
53:07 2020-10-22
How public relations battles in the Florida recount yielded big legal wins for the Bush team.For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/34fGQPa Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on...
55:32 2020-10-20
What happened in Palm Beach County when a bitterly-contested national election came to town – and who paid the price.For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3meXCEj Our GDPR pri...
49:58 2020-10-14
We go behind the scenes of election night 2000, when an ad hoc network of statisticians, news producers, TV anchors, and political operatives tried to figure out what the hell was going in Florida -- and failed spectacularly.For a list of books, documenta...
51:43 2020-10-14
How the largely forgotten race between Al Gore and George W. Bush roiled Florida long before anyone had ever heard of a hanging chad.  For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3...
3:00 2020-10-06
From the co-creators of Slow Burn comes a podcast documentary about politics, power, and uncertainty hosted by Leon Neyfakh. Fiasco season 1 takes listeners to the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the extraordinary legal bat...